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A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, who, after quite some time, seems to finally (in the truest sense of the word) be getting it together... Om Sai Ram

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Sadhguru at TED Conference 2009 It is the boundary of sensation that determine what is you and what is not you. Externally, we are all different, but on the inside, no human being is better than ..., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 9, 2021
What Would It Take For Us To Be Truly Happy? Two remarkable talks by one of the most significant spiritual personages of the modern era.
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(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 8, 2021
OpEdNews Readership Doubles in Just 90 Days What is the secret behind OpEdNews' unparalleled surge in popularity???
#Frappe #nutella #mango, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 7, 2021
"Pipple!", the Siquil An cogent argument for the continuation of civilization.
Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography by Diana Price Diana Price discusses why the Shakespeare Authorship Question is a legitimate academic subject. Her book, .Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography: New ..., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Maybe Shakespeare Really Didn't Write the Plays. Really... Like most people, from time to time I've come across the accusations that someone else really wrote Shakespeare's plays, and have dismissed them at face value, as nonsense. I've, of course, done so without any knowledge whatsoever of the whole question at hand (who was it that said "Ignorance is the natural state of the mind"?)
People, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 27, 2021
A Short, Little, "Pipple" Poem When I go out, What do I see? Pipple! Pipple! (And an occasional tree). I do like a good "pipple"...
%22Blasts%22 from The Ram%27s Horn %281902%29 %2814598007498%29., From WikimediaPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Poem: "They're All Corrupt!" They're all corrupt! ('cept for you and me.) They're all corrupt! Put 'em in jail, Throw away the key!
Shoveling snow, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2021
My Ultra-Conservative Neighbor Just Shovelled My Driveway Bonnie is a lifelong Republican, who voted for Donald Trump. Bonnie's well aware that not only am I pretty left-wing, but that I also meditate for hours a day, and am pretty heavily into Eastern religion and philosophy. But, her son (who lives in her house with his girlfriend) just snow-blew my entire sidewalk and driveway.
Day 20.06 _ Diversity and Unity, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 1, 2021
Biden Already Has "Unity", Republican Appeasement Can Only Undo It The country is already as unified as it's going to be at the moment. And, thank goodness, that unity is based on the best of what this country has always stood for (if not always achieved).
Lock Him Up, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Trump Could Still Be Jailed for Sedition Even if Not Convicted in the Senate While the impeachment trial in Congress is definitely necessary, if we are truly serious about holding Donald Trump accountable for his attempt to overthrow the Government, the last word should be in the Halls of Justice not just Congress.
Lincoln Project's Steve Schmidt: American Democracy Was Deliberately Poisoned | Amanpour and Company President Trump's impact on the Republican Party will be studied for decades to come. History will look not only at who joined the GOP in the Trump era, b, From YouTubeVideos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Steven Schmidt on the Republicans' Clear Advantage Upon Becoming the Nation's First Fascist Party "Lincoln Project" co-founder, and former John McCain presidential campaign manager, Steven Schmidt, frames what happened in November, as well as the preceding five years, in a way that I have yet to hear anyone do so clearly, comprehensibly and with such terrifying clarity.
Mata Amritanandamayi., From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2020
A Little Divine Wisdom About "Saving the World" One very great Holy Woman's perspective on "saving the world".
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 7, 2020
Saved by the Plague? If we had entered 2020 with no coronavirus threat or epidemic, despite Trump's record and rhetoric over the preceding 3 years, he would have been unbeatable come election time. It took his bringing a plague on us to stop him from winning.
I Think My Dog's a Democrat   Bryan Lewis  Official Video I Think My Dog's a Democrat Music Video Bryan Lewis Hilarious or should we say .Hillaryous. Buy single on iTunes ..., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 30, 2020
"I Think My Dog's a Democrat", by Brian Lewis A song which, I believe, speaks rather acutely, (and humorously) to the deep cultural divide between the Northeast and the South.
Yuja Wang: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Yuja Wang Plays Tritsch-Tratsch Polka by J. Strauss II/Cziffra. After Tsinandali Festival. September 22., From YouTubeVideos
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 24, 2020
Yuja Wang Strikes Again I've been exposed to classical music pretty much my entire life and just recently have gotten more into it. But I have never seen anyone, from Vladimir Horowitz to Muarry Periah, play like this young woman.
Bob Dylan goes deep on life, religion, politics and the modern world 1985 Raw unedited footage Bob Dylan's 1985 interview for 20/20., From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Everything Makes Bob Dylan Happy This is a 52-minute, very in-depth and detailed interview Bob Dylan gave for 20/20 in 1985. What's provided is the raw, uncut version of that interview (which only lasted about 10 minutes when first broadcast) complete with audio and visual blackouts.
Monica Lewinsky  The price of shame cut, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 16, 2020
Monica Lewinsky on Shame and Public Humiliation What struck me most about this Ted Talk is that precisely what she was warning about, was actually brought to fruition just months later by the media phenomenon of Donald Trump. "A marketplace has emerged where public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry." After listening to her, it's much easier to understand how this fact was critical in the electing of our current President.
PrashantiNilayam1., From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2020
Divine Magic I believe the concept of a "mantra" still isn't really quite properly understood in the West. In the East, they are expressions of something far more "primal" than even very serious aspirants often truly appreciate.
The Weight | Featuring Ringo Starr and Robbie Robertson | Playing For Change | Song Around The World The Weight,. features Ringo Starr and The Band's original member Robbie Robertson, along with musicians across 5 continents. Great songs can travel ..., From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 7, 2020
"The Weight" Featuring Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr apparently decided to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Robbie's composition "The Weight" by being a part of one of "Playing for Change's" international productions.
Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Regarding the 45 Seconds of the "Debate" I Did Watch My general impression of last night's Presidential "debate", based on the 45 seconds I actually watched.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 16, 2020
A Truly Global "All Along the Watch Tower" A very interesting (and surprisingly touching) version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watch Tower" with musicians from literally all over the world, adding to the song from their respective countries and cultures. It features Warren Haynes (at the very end) who was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. Quite tastefully edited and truly memorable.

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